IN Focus: Stutzman, Young discuss Supreme Court controversy, other issues

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INDIANAPOLIS (April 17, 2016) - The GOP candidates for U.S. Senate will square off in their only televised debate on Monday night. But before they went head-to-head, both candidates came IN Focus to talk with us about their campaigns and their plans for office.

Already, it's been a hotly contested GOP primary between Rep. Marlin Stutzman and Rep. Todd Young.

Both men are seeking to replace Sen. Dan Coats (R-IN), who is retiring from the Senate at the end of his term.

Young reportedly has the support of Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell, and he also just earned an endorsement from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Stutzman was just endorsed by former Presidential candidate Carly Fiorina.

In the video above, Stutzman and Young were also asked about the controversy brewing this year in the Senate over whether the consider the President's Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland.

Both Young and Stutzman have said they favored waiting for the next President and new Senate to make a decision.

The issue will likely come up in Monday's debate- which will be moderated by Elizabeth Bennion, a professor of political science at Indiana University South Bend.

Stutzman, who represents the northeast corner of the state and Young, of Bloomington, both were first elected to Congress in 2010. The winner of next month's Senate primary will face former congressman Baron Hill in next November’s general election.

 

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